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A Vocaloid by NickOnPlanetRipple A Vocaloid :iconnickonplanetripple:NickOnPlanetRipple 39 7 Lucy by NickOnPlanetRipple Lucy :iconnickonplanetripple:NickOnPlanetRipple 41 26 Campfire Monsters by NickOnPlanetRipple Campfire Monsters :iconnickonplanetripple:NickOnPlanetRipple 55 28 A Husi with a saddle by NickOnPlanetRipple A Husi with a saddle :iconnickonplanetripple:NickOnPlanetRipple 38 10 Tetronimo- Beast Wars Future by NickOnPlanetRipple Tetronimo- Beast Wars Future :iconnickonplanetripple:NickOnPlanetRipple 62 10 Matoran Couple by NickOnPlanetRipple Matoran Couple :iconnickonplanetripple:NickOnPlanetRipple 49 11 Fefnir Gundam by NickOnPlanetRipple Fefnir Gundam :iconnickonplanetripple:NickOnPlanetRipple 60 7 Barrel Suit by NickOnPlanetRipple Barrel Suit :iconnickonplanetripple:NickOnPlanetRipple 63 20 Gigatron- Beast Wars Future by NickOnPlanetRipple Gigatron- Beast Wars Future :iconnickonplanetripple:NickOnPlanetRipple 93 4 Avalanche- Beast Wars Future by NickOnPlanetRipple Avalanche- Beast Wars Future :iconnickonplanetripple:NickOnPlanetRipple 56 4 Blindside- Beast Wars Future by NickOnPlanetRipple Blindside- Beast Wars Future :iconnickonplanetripple:NickOnPlanetRipple 56 7 Tidal Wave- Beast Wars Future by NickOnPlanetRipple Tidal Wave- Beast Wars Future :iconnickonplanetripple:NickOnPlanetRipple 95 8 Wraith- Beast Wars Future by NickOnPlanetRipple Wraith- Beast Wars Future :iconnickonplanetripple:NickOnPlanetRipple 64 3 Undertow- Beast Wars Future by NickOnPlanetRipple Undertow- Beast Wars Future :iconnickonplanetripple:NickOnPlanetRipple 50 8 Einhorn- Beast Wars Future by NickOnPlanetRipple Einhorn- Beast Wars Future :iconnickonplanetripple:NickOnPlanetRipple 80 8 Scamper- Beast Wars Future by NickOnPlanetRipple Scamper- Beast Wars Future :iconnickonplanetripple:NickOnPlanetRipple 60 5

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Inktober 2018 - Day 19 - Scorched by jollyjack Inktober 2018 - Day 19 - Scorched :iconjollyjack:jollyjack 128 34 New Hoodie -Venom Crossover by ZaneNidroin New Hoodie -Venom Crossover :iconzanenidroin:ZaneNidroin 161 8 Rockman 11 by Cessa Rockman 11 :iconcessa:Cessa 90 14 Spidey by Decepticoin Spidey :icondecepticoin:Decepticoin 22 1 NY Ruins by Decepticoin NY Ruins :icondecepticoin:Decepticoin 43 2 Fall of Spider-man by Decepticoin Fall of Spider-man :icondecepticoin:Decepticoin 30 15 Asian Small-Clawed Otter - Aonyx Cinerea by Yuukon Asian Small-Clawed Otter - Aonyx Cinerea :iconyuukon:Yuukon 238 25 Six Industrial Tank Engines at Pages Park by rlkitterman Six Industrial Tank Engines at Pages Park :iconrlkitterman:rlkitterman 30 1 Casual Mulan by MonoriRogue Casual Mulan :iconmonorirogue:MonoriRogue 1,181 18 Divine Retribution by RavenCorona Divine Retribution :iconravencorona:RavenCorona 369 20 {Birthday gift} Sailor Moon by cinnamon-pi {Birthday gift} Sailor Moon :iconcinnamon-pi:cinnamon-pi 9 1 Alive Among Limits by Nimiszu Alive Among Limits :iconnimiszu:Nimiszu 146 19 A Thousand Words by Nimiszu A Thousand Words :iconnimiszu:Nimiszu 181 29 A men forget to smile  by Skitchwill A men forget to smile :iconskitchwill:Skitchwill 29 1 commission by SkyRick1 commission :iconskyrick1:SkyRick1 188 22 me plz by Spacetrashh me plz :iconspacetrashh:Spacetrashh 2 0

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The very real thing you're most afraid of 

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BingoBangoMango:iconbingobangomango:
Sorry for the typo I ment that could you make a discord server?
Fri Aug 3, 2018, 6:53 PM
BingoBangoMango:iconbingobangomango:
hey nick could you make a discord server I made?
Fri Aug 3, 2018, 6:50 PM
ZacKow264:iconzackow264:
Also, RATCHET & CLANK MUSIC FOR THE WIN!!!
Fri Jul 13, 2018, 3:19 AM
ZacKow264:iconzackow264:
I just found the rewind series. It’s so great to see all those older themes again. Exo-Force was one of my favourites.
Fri Jul 13, 2018, 3:19 AM
NickOnPlanetRipple:iconnickonplanetripple:
Thank you, SpectureX!
Sun Jan 28, 2018, 7:25 AM
SpectureX:iconspecturex:
Hi Nick, I started reading your Planet Ripple Vol. 1 comic book and it was freaking Awesome!! , I can wait till i read the next book of yours and even Vol. 3 keep up the good work.
Thu Jan 4, 2018, 1:12 PM
mangagirl1991:iconmangagirl1991:
hi nick I just wanted to say I like your drawings and your comics are awesome BTW I freaking love devilman 😊☺
Sun Sep 18, 2016, 5:03 PM
LiquidDookie05
Yo, hows it going in here? :peaceful:
Sun Aug 28, 2016, 1:49 PM
roboticdevian2342:iconroboticdevian2342:
hi!
Wed Jul 20, 2016, 11:15 PM
orionpaxg1:iconorionpaxg1:
I like your YouTube channel!
Mon Jul 20, 2015, 5:39 PM
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This was a monster to edit. Enjoy.

I'll be frank. Putting this video together was NOT fun. I've been dreading it for months and trying to put my spare time towards smaller projects that don't take so much time away from Planet Ripple (working on Volume 4 now) but man, I forgot just how draining, how soul sucking the editing process itself is. I don't know how career youtubers manage to do this sort of thing regularly. I know I couldn't. But, my Sonic reviews are how I started out on youtube about a decade ago, so I figured I ought to get around to this sooner or later. Now I'm just worried this one isn't going to perform well, because I waited too long. Oh well.

Commissions are always open.

Feedback is appreciated.

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This was a monster to edit. Enjoy.

I'll be frank. Putting this video together was NOT fun. I've been dreading it for months and trying to put my spare time towards smaller projects that don't take so much time away from Planet Ripple (working on Volume 4 now) but man, I forgot just how draining, how soul sucking the editing process itself is. I don't know how career youtubers manage to do this sort of thing regularly. I know I couldn't. But, my Sonic reviews are how I started out on youtube about a decade ago, so I figured I ought to get around to this sooner or later. Now I'm just worried this one isn't going to perform well, because I waited too long. Oh well.

Commissions are always open.

Feedback is appreciated.
I've finished 27 pages of Planet Ripple volume 4, at least a sixth of the book. Also recorded footage and narration for the Sonic Mania review I've been meaning to get to for a year (finally!) now I just have to edit that together. Right after that, I'll finish up any commissions I haven't. Business as usual.
It's something I've toyed around with, an album of sorts with maybe 15-20 songs summing up the first three volumes. The songs wouldn't be intended to play perfectly 1.1 with the scenes, like you're supposed to finish reading a chapter just as the song finishes, no. Everybody reads at their own pace, after all. I mean more atmospheric pieces that would create a mood for a character or a portion of Minnow's life and leave it at that. David Arkenstone made an album with this philosophy inspired by Middle Earth. This was released around the time the Peter Jackson films were, but the feel is completely different than the movies' music, really just what reading the books made him feel and how he imagined places like Moria. Give it a listen if you can, it's a fascinating alternative take on the story. Anyway, this would be that kinda deal, more symbolic than a panel-to-panel play-by-play.

At first I figured I'd compose this music myself. I'd heard of some music editing programs that make it... easy-ish, so I downloaded some of this software and gave it a few tries.

It was hell. Watch from 1:50


Yeah, basically that.

After about... a week, I was able to put together some basic beats, but when I tried to change the pitch or length of the notes, distorting them to sound less stock, more unique, the changes didn't just carry over and I wasn't able to make anything too inspired. I realized the particular programs I was trying out were made specifically for trance music, beats you'd hear in a nightclub. Try to branch into any other genre, and you're just not using these programs correctly.

Anyway, the amount of time and energy it would take to master this stuff would interfere too much with... you know.... actually making the comic? No use making promotional music if I have nothing to promote because I spent too much time on the music itself. So I'm going to need somebody else to do it.

I don't expect them to do it for free, but I am not a wealthy guy, so I can only spare so much. I've seen some peoples' rates, and they tend to average about $500 per minute (yes, that's a MINUTE of a song, not the entire song) or a dollar per note. I can't afford that. But Let's say... $100 per song, and they can be kinda short. That I can afford, to dripfeed those tunes out over the course of a year or so. Also, I would be releasing this music for people to listen to for free, so the composer wouldn't make any royalties and the starting price would have to be enough. I know that's not great, I know that's going to turn some musicians off, but it's all I can afford. Everything else I make has to go into the books themselves or it's just too much trouble to be worth doing.

It's also monumentally important that whoever it ends up being is actually familiar with the comic, so they can really channel their own personal feelings about it into the melodies. Fortunately, the entire first volume is here for free, so I figure that should be enough for them to get a feel and make at least one solid tune. If they whip up a quick demo inspired by the comic just to show me what they're capable of composing and I really like how it sounds, I'll pay them to do other songs, and provided they live in the US, I'll ship them the other two volumes. If they live in another country... I'll find some way to get in front of their eyes, to draw further inspiration from.

As for the actual sound of the music, I think it should be a mixed bag. Halo (specifically the first two entries) are a good example of genres being blended together in simple but memorable ways. You have your more industrial, militaristic sounding tunes, but then you also have calming, new-age pieces like "Under The Cover of Night," and then the iconic chanting that sounds alien yet soothing. That said, I don't have a chance in hell at ever hiring Marty O Donnel, but I hope people see what I'm going for. I'm looking for versatility. I'm not saying I want Halo sound-alikes, just a similar feel of genres being blended together appropriately for a story about cyborg pirates and mermaids.


Does anyone know a good site to try to reach people through? Something like CastingCallClub but for aspiring, talented musicians?

Last but not least..... I'm exhausted, guys. Between Beast Wars Future and catching up on old commissions, I'm completely drained and I really can't take doing any more right now, and like I said, I'm putting as much as I can of what I have left into supporting the books themselves. So anything on top of that would have to be a donation OR a commission people would be willing to wait for... for a while. I figured I'd just be transparent about needing help and... see if people are okay with supporting this endeavor as long as they know what the money would go towards. I feel kinda pathetic bordering on e-begging, but I've done everything else I can already. And if people aren't interested in there being a Planet Ripple-inspired album, if they think that's a goofy idea... well I guess that's that.
A Vocaloid
For :iconanimenebula003:

I don't draw these kinda of characters often, but I have to admit the designs are cute as heck.

Commissions are always open.

Bust- $10
Full body shot- $20
+$15 for each additional character
+$15 for a background
Comic book cover/page- $50

Mark I Megazord for Kaijuduke COMPLETED! by NickOnPlanetRipple Commission for The 1st Shadow by NickOnPlanetRipple Commission- Big Bot is mad by NickOnPlanetRipple Ultraman 50th anniversary commission by NickOnPlanetRipple  Spinosaurus by NickOnPlanetRipple 'Samus Returns' Gravity Suit by NickOnPlanetRipple Toa 'Gally' Commission by NickOnPlanetRipple Ajna and The Wreckers by NickOnPlanetRipple Oldschool Ultra Instinct Omen Goku by NickOnPlanetRipple

Feedback is appreciated.
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Lucy
Commissioned by :iconfatherofmusho: , his take on Lucifer. This is one of the freakiest, most elaborate designs I've ever drawn, and after three Devilman books that's saying something.

Commissions are always open.

Bust- $10
Full body shot- $20
+$15 for each additional character
+$15 for a background
Comic book cover/page- $50

Mark I Megazord for Kaijuduke COMPLETED! by NickOnPlanetRipple Commission for The 1st Shadow by NickOnPlanetRipple Commission- Big Bot is mad by NickOnPlanetRipple Ultraman 50th anniversary commission by NickOnPlanetRipple  Spinosaurus by NickOnPlanetRipple 'Samus Returns' Gravity Suit by NickOnPlanetRipple Toa 'Gally' Commission by NickOnPlanetRipple Ajna and The Wreckers by NickOnPlanetRipple Oldschool Ultra Instinct Omen Goku by NickOnPlanetRipple

Feedback is appreciated.
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Chromatic-Ninja Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
HEY NICK. I was just dropping by and wanted to say I'm really impressed with how far your art has come and how much work you have put into Planet Ripple. I envy having that much devotion to something these days. Your perseverance really shows and you should be proud of your work! Keep it up <3
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NickOnPlanetRipple Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2018
Thaaank yooouu! I've recently begun work on volume 4. I just needed a break for a few months. Your art's amazing, but then again it always was.
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spider123357 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 22, 2018  Student Writer
Is your comic about devilman crybaby or the original? 
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NickOnPlanetRipple Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2018
It's a remake of the original. Waaaay back when I started, Crybaby wasn't a thing. It didn't look like there'd be any modern Devilman update in the foreseeable future, so I wanted to take my own crack at it.
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spider123357 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2018  Student Writer
Well, your Aman looks exactly like the devilman crybaby one. /sorry I don't know how to spell/ Good job! 
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NickOnPlanetRipple Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2018
I know, it's pretty crazy. You can imagine my shock when the first images from crybaby were leaked and there were colors, angles and designs that looked straight out of my comic from a few years before.
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AneurysmGuy Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the watch! :wave:
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buried-legacy Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2018
Beast wars future was amazing i hope you keep up the work and good luck with your ripple series
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tracks147 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 12, 2018
i like your combining robots
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EddyBite87 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I must admit, that Future Beast Wars are amazingly cool!
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